I approach teaching in a "learn-by-doing" way, giving students more exercises than memorization. I think that programming computer games is a great way to touch the many theoretical aspects of CS.
My current research involves application of machine learning to model optimization (specially computationally expensive models). I also have an interest in artificial life and cognitive and social AI.
I am a supporter of Open Science in CS (Open Source, Open Data, etc). I am also "in love" with Python, R, bio-inspired computation, cats and zombies.
The University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, Japan, Zip: 305-8573
Phone: +81 29 853 6574 (or 5525)